PhD Studentship in The Coalescence of Drying Droplets University of Bristol in Chemistry United Kingdom


Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Bristol
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: £15,009 EPSRC tax-free stipend (per annum) + fees and facilities costs
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 31st May 2019
Closes: 30th June 2019

The project:

The evaporative drying of droplets dispersed in a gas phase is a key process in a broad range of applications from spray drying and the production of functional nano- and micro-particles, to crop spraying, the delivery of pharmaceuticals for inhalation and spray painting. As droplets dry and solvent evaporates, their composition and rheological properties change. Droplets can become increasingly viscous and heterogeneous in composition. Often, drying droplets coalesce, forming a single composite particle that is initially non-spherical and may take some time to relax in shape, or deposit on a substrate. Coalescence between droplets may be desirable (e.g. when an agglomerated spray dried product has better dispersion properties) or undesirable (e.g. in wall build-up in spray dryers). In this project, you will work with industrial partners to more fully understand the droplet coalescence and surface impaction processes using state-of-the-art imaging and spectroscopic techniques.


How to apply:

Please make an online application for this project at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select Chemistry (PhD) on the Programme Choice page. You will be prompted to enter details of the studentship in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.

Candidate requirements: Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK degree

Funding: EPSRC studentship covering maintenance, fees and facilities for 3.5 years

Contacts: Please contact Professor Jonathan Reid for further information

J.P.Reid@bristol.ac.uk Tel: 0117 331 7388


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